Endogenous TAP-independent MHC-I antigen presentation: not just the ER lumen.

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Summary of "Endogenous TAP-independent MHC-I antigen presentation: not just the ER lumen."

Altered and infected cells are eliminated by CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes. This requires production of antigenic peptides mostly in the cytosol, transport to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by the transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP), and cell surface presentation by major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I). Strikingly, antigen presentation occurs without TAP, although it is inefficient and associated to human pathology. TAP-independent peptides derive both from membrane and secreted proteins, as well as cytosolic ones. The efficiency of TAP-independent presentation may be impacted by the availability of receptive MHC-I, and in turn by the functional presence in the ER of the peptide-loading complex, itself anchored on TAP. Without TAP, surface expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B allotypes varies widely, with those presenting a broader peptide repertoire among the most TAP-independent. Much remains to be learned on the alternative cellular pathways for antigen presentation in the absence of TAP.


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Name: Current opinion in immunology
ISSN: 1879-0372
Pages: 9-14


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